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Police Use of Research Evidence

Recommendations for Improvement

  • Elizabeth A. Stanko
  • Paul Dawson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Translational Criminology book sub series (BRIEFSTRANSLAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Foundations for Receptivity: Thinking About the Where and the How of Police Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 9-14
    3. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 15-17
    4. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 19-21
    5. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 23-24
    6. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 25-26
  4. The Case for Programme Integrity in Police Craft: You Can’t Do Science Without Being Systematic

  5. Embracing the Challenges in Professionalising the Police Profession: Learning to Work with Evidence Differently

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-46
    2. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 47-51
    3. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 53-56
    4. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 59-61
    5. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 67-68
    6. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 69-71
    7. Elizabeth A. Stanko, Paul Dawson
      Pages 73-73
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 75-79

About this book

Introduction

This brief takes the reader through a 10-year journey of seeking to embed Evidence Based Policing within one of the largest police forces in the world - the Metropolitan Police Service in London, England - from the inside. As a topic, Evidence Based Policing has generated considerable recent interest and academic discussion - although largely remains without a consistent guiding voice for police practitioners.

The aim of the brief is to expand upon the current discussions and address this gap within the day-to-day reality of policing where translation of research is a routine part of the day job.

The book is organised into three sections: the first explores receptivity to evidence, asking practitioners to locate where they are on a continuum of evidence based craftwork; the second presents the importance of programme integrity and effective implementation in police craft; and the final section explores the challenges in professionalising policing and offers a more nuanced discussion around what it really means to be evidenced based.

Throughout the brief the authors promote an insider whole-force strategic approach in landing evidence into policing 'business as normal' as opposed to an external academic or educated individual officer translation approach. Over the course of the monograph the authors draw upon their decade of experience providing case studies, toolkits, exercises, anecdotes and research experience as an inspiration for police practitioners both to practically support and inspire better evidence based working as part of the day job.

Keywords

Evidence-Based Policing Evidence-Based Policy Police Organization and Training Police Science Police Studies Translational Criminology

Authors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth A. Stanko
    • 1
  • Paul Dawson
    • 2
  1. 1.TwickenhamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20648-6
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20647-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20648-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8533
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8541
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